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Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Bishop Robinson!

What was The Episcopal Church like before Gene Robinson was elected and consecrated bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire?

Can anyone remember?

It was certainly less exciting, that's for sure. And, less than honest about what it meant by our slogan, "The Episcopal Church Welcomes You."

Gene, your life and your vocation have been sealed by God as an gift of embodied sacrificial love.

Thank you for all that you are and all that you do in this church of ours so that we may proclaim God's all inclusive and unconditional love to the whole world.

You may leave a note here for +Gene and I'll make sure to copy them all and send them his way.

Happy Natal Feast, my friend. May you have many happy returns of the day.


jmcleod76 said...

Happy Birthday, Bishop Robinson!

Your example, your prophetic voice and, most of all, your radical, unflinching love, have helped to re-ignite my faith after many years.

Thank You and Bless You!

With Much Love,

Jaime McLeod
Lewiston, Maine

Kirkepiscatoid said...

Happy birthday +Gene! Thanks for "just bein' you." I wish I had 1/4 of your grace and quiet dignity...I could save myself a lot of trouble!

Hope you have a very blessed and rewarding birthday.

Suzer said...

Many happy returns to the good Bishop! I hope he enjoys a wonderful birthday surrounded by family and friends.

Jim said...

It is not every day one gets to say Happy Birthday to a prophet. This is one.

It is also of course an opportunity to say thanks and Happy Birthday to a nice guy, a remarkably decent human being and a very good bishop.

Happy Birthday!


Brother David said...

¡Feliz cumpleaños querido El Reverendísimo Robinson, de un fanático tuyo de la Iglesia Anglicana de México! Gene, gracias para tu ejemplo y tu vida de gracia. Dios te bendiga.

Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, México

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Happy birthday, Bishop Robinson!

it's margaret said...

Happy Birthday Bishop Robinson!

Thank you for making the fringe be the revelation of the center of the Gospel.

Many blessings to you, your beloved and your whole family.

Susan Van Dyke said...

Birthday greetings and blessing to a man whose loving courageous life is a true light. May you, Bishop Robinson, celebrate many more!

Susan Van Dyke
Sacramento CA

Kay & Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Bishop Robinson.

Thank you for all the work you do not only for the LGBT community but for the Episcopal Church. Your light shines brightly enough for us all to see.

Anonymous said...

Have a great birthday, +Gene. Best wishes from your supporters in the Diocese of New Jersey!

Brian R said...

Happy Birthday Bishop Gene. I am so happy to have this opportunity as you are a beacon of light to me livng here in the Diocese of Sydney and I treasure the hug you gave me when you worshipped in my church of St James King Street.

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

All messages left here were sent to +Gene at 8:35 PM 5/29/09.

Thank you, one and all.

Fran said...

Hope it is not too late to send love, prayers and every good wish for Bishop Gene!

With love from Fran Szpyczyn, his #1 RC admirer! I pray for you daily +Gene!

Elizabeth Kaeton said...

Never too late. I just sent it off, Fran. I know he'll appreciate it.